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Keno’s History

November 1st, 2023 Leave a comment Go to comments

Keno was introduced in 200 before Christ by the Chinese army commander, Cheung Leung who utilized this game as a monetary resource for his failing army. The city of Cheung was waging a war, and after some time seemed to be facing country wide shortage of food with the drastic drop in supplies. Cheung Leung had to develop a rapid fix for the economic adversity and to produce income for his military. He thusly invented the game we now know as keno and it was a wonderful success.

Keno once was known as the White Pigeon Game, since the winning numbers were delivered by pigeons from bigger cities to the smaller villages. The lotto ‘Keno’ was brought to the United States in the 1800s by Chinese migrants who headed to the US to jobs. In those times, Keno was played with 120 numbers.

Today, Keno is generally enjoyed with eighty numbers in most of the US land based casinos as well as internet casinos. Keno is commonly played today as a consequence of the relaxed nature of playing the game and the basic reality that there are little skills required to play Keno. Despite the fact that the chances of succeeding are horrible, there is constantly the possibility that you might hit quite large with a tiny gambling investment.

Keno is enjoyed with eighty numbers with twenty numbers selected each game. Enthusiasts of Keno can choose from 2 to ten numbers and gamble on them, as much or as little as they want to. The payout of Keno is according to the wagers made and the roll out of matching numbers.

Keno grew in popularity in the United States near the close of the 19th century when the Chinese letters were replaced with more familiar, American numbers. Lotteries weren’t covered under the laws of gaming in the state of Nevada in 1931. The casinos renamed the ‘Chinese lotto’ to ‘horse race keno’ utilizing the notion that the numbers are horses and you are looking for your horses to come in. When a law passed that taxed off track gambling, the casinos swiftly changed the name to ‘Keno’.

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